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OTTAWA, ON - Halfway through a four-game Eastern Conference road trip, and with three of a possible four points in their pocket, the Winnipeg Jets fly into Ottawa looking for more.
It will be the eleventh time this season that the Jets will play on back-to-back days, but the Senators will be in the same boat, having played last night in Toronto.
The Jets (27-29-5) are coming off a 3-1 win in Montreal, a victory that sent Canadiens fans home disappointed after Claude Julien's debut behind the bench.
"We were prepared for a real heavy push early. We got out of the gate and kept it quiet for the most part," said head coach Paul Maurice. "There weren't any flurries around our net, which is where the building is able to get going. Anything that gets close to your goal, it gets loud in here. We did a good job of not allowing zone time where they get rolling around. They feed off that. All teams do."
The win was also the third straight game the Jets have picked up at least a point in the standings, going 2-0-1 in that span. The overtime loss came in Pittsburgh back on Thursday, but captain Blake Wheeler says that was also when a more physical Jets team emerged.